One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HR
United Kingdom



Key contacts:

Managing Partner of Cravath’s London office and Co Head of the Capital Markets Practice for EMEA: Philip J. Boeckman
Co Head of the Capital Markets Practice for EMEA: George A. Stephanakis

Clients rely on Cravath’s London office for our unparalleled reputation for over 200 years of excellence in legal services and the depth of our U.S. bench, which is one of the largest in London. Our international finance practice encompasses English law-qualified lawyers who advise on the English law aspects of UK and cross-border financings.

We strive to be the firm of choice for clients facing their most important and transformative transactions.  Our work with large multinational and international companies, many of whom have retained us from their inception, has enabled us to develop a uniquely broad-based practice.  Trained across multiple disciplines and equipped with a broad range of experience, Cravath’s corporate attorneys are known for devising and applying creative solutions to complex issues.

  • Banking

  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Financial restructuring
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation

  • Cravath’s London office is uniquely positioned to advise on the full spectrum of leveraged financings, including high-yield bond offerings and direct lending, syndicated loan and other types of acquisition financing transactions, as well as restructurings and distressed financings.  Our international bank and bond practice is one of the most highly regarded in the world and the Firm has consistently ranked at or near the top since market inception.  We regularly advise corporate issuers and borrowers, investment banks, financial sponsors and alternative lenders on a wide range of high-yield, bridge and other bespoke debt financings, including many offerings by first-time issuers and some of the most complex or novel transactions. 

  • Our lawyers have handled many of the initial high-yield bond financings in Europe, as well as many significant recent leveraged bank financings.  We have introduced innovations such as the standard intercreditor provisions used in Europe, loan options in lieu of bond financings, “all-bond” structures and the first toggle notes used in Europe.  

  • Accounting

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  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

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